Jazz master Ron Carter has just released a new book for beginners learning to build their own bass lines. “Mix & Match” is a step by step process for writing your own bass lines that lays out all the note choices.
Lorin Cohen has just released a new digital instruction package called “New Shapes for Bass”. Centered around a 71-page ebook, the package includes twelve exercises for electric and double bass with fingerings for both instruments in every key.
If you want to play like the behemoths of the bass, you’ll want to check out the new book by Stuart Clayton. “Bass Monsters” profiles sixteen players with transcriptions of some of the most challenging pieces ever written for bass.
Session bassist and author Dan Hawkins has just released a new instructional book. “100 Funk Grooves for Electric Bass” is an 88-page book that dives into the style with a focus on techniques, essential scales, and the groove styles of funk players.
Marek Bero has expanded his line of Bass Gym 101 series with a new instructional book. “Bass Gym 101 Basslines for Beginners” features 101 exercises and lessons that condenses essential bass knowledge while focusing on playing bass lines.
David Gross has expanded his list of instructional books by revisiting his earliest book with “Very Bassic Bass” and publishing the new method book Learning the “Fingerboard of the Six-String Bass”.
Mario Guarini’s 2017 album “Now It’s My Turn” is an amazing showcase for the bassist’s prowess. Now, Guarini teamed up with Stuart Clayton to release a detailed transcription book of all the bass playing from the album.
Janek Gwizdala has just released a new instructional book. “Bass Player’s Guide to Pentatonics” focuses on the many uses of the pentatonic scale and comes with a complete video masterclass and forty play-along tracks to help you hone your chops.
David Gross has returned with a new book called “The Three Tonic System”. The method book, which is applicable to any bass clef instrument, examines chord changes typically referred to as “Coltrane Changes”.
Jason Raso has published a new instructional book called “Soloing on Electric Bass: A Chord Tone Approach”. The 52-page lays out a method for improving your solos while improving your chord spelling and fingerboard knowledge.
A little over twenty years ago, David Gross began writing a “woodshed” column for Downbeat Magazine. Now he’s expanded the concept into a new book entitled “The Bassis for Transformation: Patterns for All Bass Clef Instruments.”
If you’re looking to work your bass muscles, you’re in luck. Marek Bero has just released a series of five instructional books called “Bass Gym 101.” Each book is made for all styles and is adaptable to five and six-string instruments, as well.